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 No.3903[Reply]

And two guesses how I responded.

 No.3905

I'll get it in one: some strange, unusual, and, as always, unwarranted rant that we all expect from you.

 No.3907

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I was almost right; it wasn't a rant.

 No.3909

>>3907
How the hell did that get a response?

 No.3914

Dragonball Z. Otaku.

Just google for "over 9000" to learn more about this than can possibly be good for you.



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 No.2136[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

So why wouldn't we start the first RZD thread on the new 1chan?

As usual: I provide you with stuff, you provide me with questions and topics for discussion on the subject. Something like this basically.
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 No.3826

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By the way today is the Victory Day in some countries (72th anniversary of the Third Reich capitulation in the WWII) so happy Victory Day if you're into that. If you're not, then just enjoy a couple of photos of cool steam-hauled thematic trains.

 No.3827

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 No.3828

>>3826
>>3827
My favorite contributions thus far.

 No.3912

File: 1495780596860.jpg (378.71 KB, 1296x872, 20170521_591389.jpg)

Do not forget about the oldest thread on this board.

 No.3913

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>>3912
"We are eternal. A pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before Us you are nothing…"



 No.3901[Reply]

What are we doing with our lives.

 No.3902

File: 1495671981757.jpg (410.18 KB, 875x1094, 20170402-151.jpg)

I can only speak for myself, but…
Taking photos. Making billz. Building tiny trains. Making good love to a great woman. It's enough for me.

 No.3904

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4 days of the week working my ass off.

3 days of the week playing trains and musical instruments, plus hanging with friends.

I'm not exactly where I want to be yet, but I'm in a pretty good spot I'd say.

 No.3910

>>3904

Why is that car lettered for Northern Pacific but also sublettered for CB&Q?

 No.3911

>>3910

"Built as dome-coach #558 by the Budd Company in 1954 for the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy for service on the Northern Pacific’s premier train, the Chicago-to-Seattle North Coast Limited, which the Northern Pacific operated in partnership with the CB&Q."



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 No.3898[Reply]

In Rockford, Illinois.

 No.3900


nice find

 No.3906

File: 1495682567212.jpg (466.48 KB, 1024x632, milw.jpg)

Definitely a former Milwaukee Road caboose. Color and Style match up perfectly. As for the number, your guess is as good as mine. Most likely would have been painted above the bay window. Maybe if you can get closer, you could see it?



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 No.3720[Reply]

"Olympia, WA: Train Tracks Sabotaged To Stop Fracking Equipment"

Ah, hippies. Never change.
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 No.3777

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>>3739
First, it were not firearms but pneumatic guns, second, this is actually illegal, at the very least to point or shoot at people who don't pose an imminent threat to you personally, if not (this is almost surely actually) to have a gun on a railway at all, because shooting here can lead to a technogenic disaster, and third, these idiots only are known for using (or threatening with) their guns against harmless foamers, such people are usually cowards, they won't harm anyone who can pose a real threat.

 No.3778

>>3777
> such people are usually cowards
I'm speaking of "these idiots" and not foamers of course.

 No.3779

>>3778
Not that anyone would object to shooting certain foamers.

 No.3866

>>3761
Do you want a Darwin award? Because that's how you get a Darwin award.

 No.3899

>>3739
Doesn't help I have dreadlocks. The saboteur term is monkeywrencher btw. I've read a few books on monkey wrenching, mostly just because the mechanics of heavy machinery are broken down in them. Olympia has plenty of more important things to focus on than trains right now so you're all in luck. They have student protests at Evergreen, the May Day riots drama, some alt right rally. I have lots of friends who live there and so am certain these are just liberal college kids who will move on to something else. Who you really gotta watch out for is CFD. The pnw is their home base, Cascadia Forest Defense, they actually do lots of direct action things like tree sits, sabotage, vandalism, ect.



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 No.3857[Reply]

Recently the first trains of the 81-765/766/767 series "Moskva" rolling stock designed and produced by Metrovagonmash (Mytischy, Russia) has entered passenger operation on the line 7 of Moscow metro.

Moskva is a cutting edge type of rolling stock designed for the Moscow metro with a goal to compete with the latest models of the world's known brands and to put passenger transportation in MM to a new level. Currently 96 sets are ordered.

I have covered its specs already but nonetheless… Moskva comes as 8-car consist of two 81-765 motorized head cars, four 81-766 motorized trailers and two 81-767 motorless trailers powered by 6 units of 4x170 kW Metrovagonmash KATP-3 asynchronous traction drive (550-925 VDC) with III class torque transmission.
The train features through passage, two air conditioners with enhanced exhaust per car plus one for each cab, electric doors, central handrails, extensive and intuitive info system, USB-chargers, crash-modules, gapless coupling, rubber-metal wheelpairs (which helps greatly reduce the noise), new Skif series microprocessor control and diagnostics system by Tikhomirov institute, new driver's control unit, the rest is generally based on the previous 81-760/761 "Oka" series design. It is claimed to be supplied 90% by Russian brands which gives it great price advantage.

And on the wave that today is 82nd birthday of the Moscow metro, general metro thread.
The Moskva news are to start the metro-related discussion.
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 No.3882

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So I guess we need a bit more of a boost?..

>>3858
The new driver's control unit. Note the new speed target (or acceleration, honestly I don't remember, but probably speed since this is more common and hardly you need so many acceleration positions) handle more common on the electric locomotives than on metro trains instead of the more traditional acceleration handle of the digital throttle. This thing uses temp gaining algorithm i. e. the more you push or pull the faster the target will move on the scale. You can adjust the target by single pokes I believe for +1, +5, -1, -5 points (kilometers per hour probably) or hold it for the auto gain with a corresponding temp.

 No.3883

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>>3882
Cool, right? But heres a rant.

I believe this is a point of criticism because while this allows for very precise speed control and makes the smoothness of the acceleration/deceleration depend almost completely on the machine instead of the driver it is a bit overcomplicated compared to the old handle which had just zero, 4 acceleration and 3 deceleration positions and was as easy to use as the wooden stick. Also I'm not sure the response times can be as small here as with acceleration handle but they are quite important for such "tight" graphics, but nonetheless I believe they have thought this through. But another weakness is that the most rear position of the handle engages emergency breaking sequence, this makes sence but it is actually not that hard (physically) to miss to this position which is just a bit harder to press. At the first day of Moskva on the line is had an emergency breaking, this could be because of minor ALS-ARS malfunction but this is more common with recently opened lines so I think this could happen because of an inexperienced driver occasionally hit the emergency position.
Also the drivers need to get used to the new completely different system and also while there are older rolling stock they need to equally well operate both of them which should be a bit of a problem as you have to be able to do it automatically, without a second thought.

I guess this isn't that big of a problem but nonetheless an inconvenience for the initial period in each depot.

The 81-760's handle for comparison.

 No.3890

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>>3883
As for the looks, I think the old control unit looks more robust but the new one looks definitely more practical.

What do you guys think?

 No.3891

>>3890
Very nice looking machine.

I like the newer cab display. To me it looks like the layout is very "natural" and ergonomic. The important info is directly in front of you with a natural glance down. And the critical controls are within easy reach. The video monitor showing the passenger compartment I gather is for security reasons, a good idea.

That said, I'll get a passport, I just need someone over there to give me a crash course in russian and sponsor a work visa. I want to drive one of those. :^)

 No.3897

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>>3891
> The video monitor showing the passenger compartment I gather is for security reasons

Yes, because the driver is directly responsible for everything happening in the train while not on a station, i. e. any emergency (crimes in the moving train are maybe not very common but also not very rare, for example) info goes through the driver who passes it to the station master of the next station who then passes it to the responsible services to take care of that train on arrival.

> That said, I'll get a passport, I just need someone over there to give me a crash course in russian and sponsor a work visa.


A good idea I suppose but it is VERY long-term… Russian takes literally years to study more or less decently and while AFAIK it is not actually hard to more or less settle in Russia it is surprisingly hard to get local passport, even if you work here for years… and again, you need to perfectly know the language to work as a train driver. I've actually heard of the Ethiopian driver here but before becoming a driver he studied in Moscow for a full 5 or 6 years.

Better convince your local authorities to not give a shit about those silly trade sanctions (like Hungary did when buying stuff from Metrovagonmash) and buy the best modern metro train for its price:) Which is $1.5 million per car by the way. I heard it is indeed not much.



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 No.3886[Reply]

A little bit of an oopsie. JR East track inspection train derails

 No.3887

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SA6iK-fgiM

Bonus points: it was caught on video.

 No.3893

Looks like only one truck was derailed. A failure of some sort or was there a pre-existing condition on the track?

 No.3894


 No.3896

>>3887
How ironic…



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 No.3830[Reply]

>2017 Still not having image expansion.

Never mind. Post your model projects. Working on my first scratch build.

Loosely making a model based on a Fireless Barclay.
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 No.3879

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>>3876

>[current year] thankewBoston

 No.3880

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>>3865

>[current year] shoop'dawoop

 No.3881

>>3876
>>3877
>>3879
I hate these things so much.

 No.3884

Only knock off F40PH running now on the MBTA the true ones are in storage.

 No.3892

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>urge to build layout intensifies<



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 No.3835[Reply]

German long distance passenger train operator Locomore filed for bankruptcy today, after an investor withdrew.

Since December 2016, it operated one daily train between Stuttgart and Berlin.

Aside from normal investors, they also made the news by collecting 600k startup capital through crowdfunding.

They said to require around 1000 daily passengers in order to be profitable. On weekends and around holidays, this was reached easily.
During the week this proved to be more difficult, especially the commuter traffic to Frankfurt (to which the daily train fit pretty well) was weaker than expected.

Problems were also caused by the rolling stock. During the first weeks (including the christmas peak), only four cars were available, which heavily reduced profits.
Recently, the service was reduced to 4, later 5 days per week to allow better maintainance and to have the full train available for weekends.

The last train will run from Stuttgart to Berlin tomorrow morning.

 No.3836

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 No.3837

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Meanwhile, the similar project HKX, which is running trains between Hamburg and Cologne since 2012, is still in operation. Though they had to cancel their expansion to Frankfurt and cutting weekday service as well.

 No.3874

good night sweet prince



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 No.3578[Reply]

what's your favorite train
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 No.3849

>>3848
Well I don't get it. probably another 5-seconds-in-Google question but for the sake of discussion…

 No.3850

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>>3849

>Internment camp meme

 No.3851

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 No.3852

>>3849
>C56 31 was the 31st of the Class C56 steam locomotives produced by Japanese Government Railways (JGR). It was manufactured by Nippon Sharyo in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1936. C56 31 was the first train to run on the Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway. It operated there during the war, after which it was used in Thailand. After the war it was brought back to Japan and restored, and is now displayed in the Yūshūkan, the museum attached to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. It is displayed without reference to the deaths during the construction of the railway, which are estimated at around 100,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C56_31

 No.3856

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this train is nice



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